Fast Facts


Undergraduate researchers accepted to STEM & health post-graduate programs since 2007


Students receiving educational enrichment through our suite of programs in 2023-24 academic year


Percentage of our Hispanic students with no pre-existing interest in graduate school who shifted their intentions by the end of the program

Changing the Culture

Various PRISM initiatives, some of which began even before PRISM was officially founded, have been institutionalized by John Jay with the support of CUNY.

The Math and Science Resource Center (MSRC) provides tutoring in introductory math and science courses to all of John Jay students and provides tutoring and academic support to science and math students in STEM “gateway” courses. Last year, MSRC served 1,500+ students in nearly 9,000 tutoring sessions that accounted for 11,000+ tutoring hours.

The Office of Student Research and Creativity (formerly the Office of Undergraduate Research) mission is to fund, support and recognize high-quality student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship in all disciplines, representing the diversity of John Jay College.

More than 90 of our Undergraduate Researchers were accepted to STEM and health post-graduate education programs since our founding in 2006. Almost half are from historically underrepresented communities and the majority are women.

We have a growing collection of graduates who completed post-graduate education, including medical doctors and scientists at universities, private research corporations and government laboratories.

PRISM is one of only a handful of programs nationwide that has not only been nationally recognized for excellence (PAESMEM) but also rigorously assessed by peers (Journal of Hispanic Higher Education article, Journal of Research in Science Teaching article).

Participating students have a higher rate of conference presentation and publication than other nationally publicized programs.

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Edgardo Sanabria-Valentín, Associate Director,